Here I thought I caught up on my back blogging from the trip to New Zealand, but I have yet to talk about the digital time capsule that appeared at every stop. In this post, I’ll give a bit of review about what happened, what was collected, in a subsequent long scrolling gibberish one I […]
creative commons licensed ( BY-SA ) flickr photo shared by cogdogblog It’s Thursday. I have presented every day last week and this week, and here is the finish line. Today we returned to downtown Auckland for a followup to Tuesday’s talks at Auckland University of Technology. A good start was a flat white with Thom […]
creative commons licensed ( BY-SA ) flickr photo shared by cogdogblog Each day so far this week has required a one hour earlier wakeup time. I shall protest (politely) this trend (just kidding, Richard!). Today back to 5:30 because of the 2 hour drive from Auckland to Northtec in Whangarei (that’s “Wh” as in “F”). […]
creative commons licensed ( BY-SA ) flickr photo shared by cogdogblog Tuesday brought a glorious blue sky day to go into Auckland again, today to do sessions at Auckland University of Technology. My contact/host today was Thom Cochrane, who like Claire Donald yesterday, I first got to know in my 2004 visit to UNITEC (my […]
creative commons licensed ( BY-SA ) flickr photo shared by cogdogblog Monday. In Auckland. This means morning alarm clocks, dressing up, getting in the car, and going downtown. Hey, is this A JOB? No. It’s a visit to The Auckland University, for the first of 4 speaking days in the area. This campus sits at […]
creative commons licensed ( BY-SA ) flickr photo shared by cogdogblog A fitting end to the first week of the tour. Five days, 4 locations, 2 cities, 13 presentations. And now for a break in the action, a chance to catch up (whatever that means) sleep late (sort of) and relax at my friend/host Nigel […]
creative commons licensed ( BY-SA ) flickr photo shared by cogdogblog Yes, praise be the Flat White coffee. When I arrived in New Zealand my first trip in 2000, jet lagged like a wet dog, I lurched into a coffee shop and asked for a coffee. When they asked me what kind of coffee I […]
creative commons licensed ( BY-SA ) flickr photo shared by cogdogblog Day two in Wellington took us up to the top of the Terrace, where the Victoria University of Wellington is perched. A bit of traffic direction confusion provided a detour though downtown, a place I have wandered before, but we were on track once […]
(From almost a week ago, hoping to catch up on the blog back log blogging)
After the end of the Tuesday sessions of the Shar-E-Fest conference in Hamilton, Richard (my host, driver, and handler) drove us to the lovely small airport where we boarded a plane to Wellington, about an hour by the beats of the propellers. It was a cloudless day and dramatic to be over the rugged hills and mountains, not to mention flying into a city that is sprinkled like sugar crystals on the craggy hills overlooking the sea.
We stayed over in a quaint Motel in Petone, just across the street from the beach, and near where the Hutt River empties into the Harbor. There were plenty of good choices to eat on Jackson Street, we found a great Vietnamese place. I swam laps in a bowl of noodle soup. I spotted the country of Brew Zealand, a fine sounding place to live.
creative commons licensed ( BY-SA ) flickr photo shared by cogdogblog When I visited New Zealand in 2004, I was excited to find the source of wikis. This being of course, a time when wikis were a platform I was excited about sharing. In going through my flickr photos of that visit, besides guffawing at […]